Deadline: 15 June 2016
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting applications from women journalists for its Uganda Reporting Trip 2016. A group of six women journalists will report on environmental conservation.
This opportunity is part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, created in 2014 and designed to support women journalists committed to pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region.
The trip will be based in Gulu, Northern Uganda and will take place September 15 – 27, 2016.
- All Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive three-day security training and an orientation about Africa’s Great Lakes region and the IWMF’s focus countries.
- Fellows then depart for a week of in-country reporting based in Gulu, Northern Uganda, where they will have the opportunity to network with local journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.
- Tentative reporting locations include Murchison Falls National Park and Kipedo Valley National Park.
- The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows.
- The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip, including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
- Visa costs will also be covered, but fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas.
- Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
- Applicant must have at least 3 years professional experience in journalism. Journalists working in print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible.
- Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- Applicant must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
How to Apply
All applications must be filled out online via the IWMF’s online application system.
- The applicant may not submit one application for multiple countries or trips. Applicants must submit a complete application and story plan for each country for which they wants to apply.
- Applications include basic details, a statement of interest, including a researched story pitch, CV, work samples, and either a letter of support from an editor or a proven track record of publication.
- All applications materials must be submitted in English.
For more information, please visit Uganda Reporting Trip 2016.